Smartphone security is a luxury

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If you’re a low-income American, there’s a good chance you have an an Android. And unless it’s a newer model with recent software updates, your security could be at risk.

Two competing operating systems own the real estate in our smartphones: Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. Apple’s phones are expensive — the cheapest model starts at $400. Meanwhile, some Android phones cost less than $50.

The closed system Appl (AAPL, Tech30)has built means that everyone who has an iOS device gets access to the same software and security updates at (about) the same time… More at CNN tech.

I hadn’t thought about it this way before, but it makes a lot of sense. In some ways, it applies to Macs vs Windows PCs as well.

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